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1958 Chevrolet Impala Sports Coupe.  AACA Senior.  348ci, A/T, 4 barrel.  $65,000.  Contact: brownV12@charter.net.

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Mr. Brown, this forum reaches people all over

the United States, Canada, and the civilized world.

(And an occasional scammer from the uncivilized part 

of the world!)

 

People will need to know where your nice '58 Chevrolet

is located.  Oslo?  Ottawa?  Orlando?  Or---?

 

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On 8/6/2018 at 9:35 AM, Ben Bruce aka First Born said:

I could NEVER understand why the '57 was so popular and this one as not. 

 

  Beautiful. IMO, the best looking of all '58 cars.

 

  Ben

I was a "young whipper snapper" back in fifty & eight.  All of GM's 1958 offerings were not viewed kindly at the time.  Why?  They represented a very radical change from the 55 through 57 models.  The earlier ones had straight, clean, crisp lines to them.  The 1958 models appeared heavy, bulbous and curvy.  Then there was the fact that in 1958 they went berserk with regard to chrome trim.   Wherever it could be done chrome trim was installed.

 

The level of public acceptance for 1958 designs is attested to by the fact the body styles were a 1 year only design.

 

I have to admit that a mere 60 years later I do find the 1958 GM offerings to be more appealing than they were at the time.

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Nice 58, I have a 58 impala also. had it for 35 years. it's Reo red with twin mirrors, twin rear antennas, continental kit, fender skirts spinner hub caps, vacume ash tray, vintage A/C all powered by a 348 4 brl carb. with a powerglide trans.

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On ‎8‎/‎6‎/‎2018 at 9:35 AM, Ben Bruce aka First Born said:

I could NEVER understand why the '57 was so popular and this one as not. 

 

 

 

  Ben

 

 

Agreed.  I find this much more attractive than the 57.  

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On 8/6/2018 at 5:32 PM, D Yaros said:

The level of public acceptance for 1958 designs is attested to by the fact the body styles were a 1 year only design.

The initial '59 bodies were to be continuations of the '58 shells. It was the 'mutiny' @ General Motors Styling that changed that, resulting in the all new '59s.
Also, there was a mild recession in '58- the ONLY U.S. brand up in '58 was Rambler.

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